• PEOPLE NAME: MURLE OF ETHIOPIA

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PEID: 11622

ROP: 106921

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Murle - (mur)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Ethiopia

Also found in: South Sudan

Population: 2,600

Global Population: 234,600


PEID: 11622

ROP: 106921

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Murle of Ethiopia, numbering 2,600, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 234,600 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Murle. The primary religion practiced by the Murle is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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